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ICE-ING GILLS -<")))))><( RIGS, TIPS AND TRICKS

Here is a group where you can share your information no matter what level of ice fishing that you think you’re at. Experienced, beginner we have skills built on a knowledge base that is unique … share that knowledge with others. Many beginners look to this site for basic knowledge of rigging presentation, lure selection even reviews on equipment. Remember be safe out on that ice!!! Share, share and share!

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ICE-ING GILLS BRAGGER BOARD 16 Replies

post your BIG-UNS here (preferably gills,panfish then preds) ... could even be off species. everyone knows those preds always get in the way of a good bluegill hunt. show em off. describe how you…Continue

Started by Slip Sinker. Last reply by John Sheehan Jan 18, 2022.

Fishable Ice

We have fishable ice here in Southwestern, PA, in the Altoona-Johnstown area and beyond. Good luck to everyone and be safe. Landing A fish isn't worth drowning.Continue

Started by Bruce Tomaselli Jan 17, 2022.

Fishable Ice

We have fishable ice here in Southwestern, PA, in the Altoona-Johnstown area and beyond. Good luck to everyone and be safe. Landing A fish isn't worth drowning.Continue

Started by Bruce Tomaselli Jan 17, 2022.

Fishable Ice

We have fishable ice here in Southwestern, PA, in the Altoona-Johnstown area and beyond. Good luck to everyone and be safe. Landing A fish isn't worth drowning.Continue

Started by Bruce Tomaselli Jan 17, 2022.

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Comment by Slip Sinker on February 1, 2015 at 5:00pm

Yes to vertical jigging in open water!

For me deep jigging for ice gills on mono especially with 2lb test was a no-no but with these cold temps and freeze up on the spool with braid mono is the way to go. I am developing a good sense of feel even at depths at over 20 ft.

I am a believer that developing that sense of feel in ice fishing detecting the “light bite” hones that skill and carries over to open water fishing.

Last open water season as I was collecting the rods from the rack in the garage for a panfishing trip on the boat and just as a thought I grabbed one of my ice rigs still rigged with a slabbie jig and pink maggot from winter ice fishing.  I had the only success with during winter 13-14. I tried vertical jigging with this setup and had a blast once out on the lake. It was the perfect setup for identifying schools of fish below. Crappies, gills, white bass and perch were easily tagged on this rig. I have since replaced the vertical jigging setup with a Okuma Celilo 4.5 to 5.5 footer with good success. I am really anticipating the use of Tungsten Micro jigs that members like Tony Livingston has preached and promoted on this site. Thanks Tony for adding to my ice fishing season. Big improvement over preceding seasons  and thanks for members like Joe Angelucci for techniques on downsizing… they catch big fish too. Bill Modica North American Spoon Chuggers is a great open water technique that has similarities pointing to ice fishing techniques.

http://bigbluegill.com/group/northamericanspoonchuckers

http://bigbluegill.com/group/pattern-rigging-presentation-for-blueg...

Comment by Slip Sinker on February 1, 2015 at 11:46am

thanks for sharing John.. that is an impressive collection of hard water fish you have compiled and it is also awesome you share the techniques you have honed through the years to secure these targets.

Comment by Joe Angelucci on February 1, 2015 at 11:22am

I've already picked up a few micro tips from you hard water guys

Comment by Slip Sinker on February 1, 2015 at 11:18am

Thanks Yall for joining!

Comment by Ben Seay on January 31, 2015 at 8:45am

Thanks for inviting me....accepted!

Comment by carl hendrix on January 30, 2015 at 7:25pm

I don't fish the ice myself;; have a lot of respect for the guys that do!!  some of the ice fishing tricks;; can be applied just about anytime of the year!

Comment by Andy is OptiMystic on January 30, 2015 at 3:11pm

Brrr! Don't really ice fish but accepting the invite because yall (a word that people who ice fish may not be familiar with; that's what Google is for ;^> ) use some awesome jigs that are also relevant to any of us that fish lakes where the name of the game is often vertical jigging deep.

 

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